How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition)

Download or Read eBook How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition) PDF written by Charles Yu and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2010-09-07 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition)

Book Synopsis How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition) by : Charles Yu

This enhanced eBook includes video, audio, photographic, and linked content, as well as a bonus short story. Hear TAMMY talk. Learn the origins of Minor Universe 31. See the TM-31. Take a trip in it. Photos and illustrations appear as hyperlinked endnotes. Video and audio are embedded directly in text. *Video and audio may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner Charles Yu delivers his debut novel, a razor-sharp, ridiculously funny, and utterly touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space–time. Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he’s not taking client calls or consoling his boss, Phil, who could really use an upgrade, Yu visits his mother (stuck in a one-hour cycle of time, she makes dinner over and over and over) and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. Accompanied by TAMMY, an operating system with low self-esteem, and Ed, a nonexistent but ontologically valid dog, Yu sets out, and back, and beyond, in order to find the one day where he and his father can meet in memory. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It’s called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and he’s the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him—in fact it may even save his life. Wildly new and adventurous, Yu’s debut is certain to send shock waves of wonder through literary space–time.

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  • Publisher – Knopf
  • Total Pages – 257
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307379887
  • ISBN-13 – 0307379884

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Download or Read eBook How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe PDF written by Charles Yu and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-09-07 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Book Synopsis How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by : Charles Yu

From the National Book Award–⁠winning author of Interior Chinatown, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father ... through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mother and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. The key to locating his father may be found in a book. It's called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and somewhere inside it is information that will help him. It may even save his life.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 257
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307379481
  • ISBN-13 – 0307379485

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Download or Read eBook How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe PDF written by Charles Yu and published by . This book was released on 2014-06 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Book Synopsis How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by : Charles Yu

Japanese edition of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, the 2010 best science fiction. Yu is 2007 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner. The novel is about a son searching for his father by use of a time machine. In Japanese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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  • Total Pages – 314
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  • ISBN-10 – 415335015X
  • ISBN-13 – 9784153350151

The Only Living Girl on Earth

Download or Read eBook The Only Living Girl on Earth PDF written by Charles Yu and published by Scribd, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-01-08 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Only Living Girl on Earth

Book Synopsis The Only Living Girl on Earth by : Charles Yu

From the genre-defying, critically beloved author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and Interior Chinatown and one of the creative minds behind HBO’s Westworld comes a sweet and searing, unexpected and delightfully absurd vision of life on Earth a thousand years in the future. Jane is the only person left on the planet, minding the only business left: a gift shop. She wasn’t born on Earth, but her ancestors were; they lived there before the AI in charge of geoengineering failed and the oceans got too hot to sustain the terrestrial food web and before humans took off to colonize other planets. She’s heading to college on Jupiter in the fall of 3020, so her days on the home planet—selling “American Epoch” postcards, “History: The Poster!” and “War: The Soundtrack” to tourists from the suburbs of Europa—are numbered. But as the looping promotional ad for Earth details, in the planet’s more recent past there was an amusement park, a museum, and even a model American town to draw visitors: all shuttered now, abandoned. When a man and his son crash-land their rocket and need assistance, as well as some diversion, Jane learns that the other attractions on Earth are not so defunct after all and may have taken on a life of their own. Told, fittingly, in interconnected fragments, The Only Living Girl on Earth captures a place where only fragments of its landscape remain. At once dead serious and playful, recognizable and as otherworldly and unsettling as Yu’s other sci-fi reinventions, it is a cautionary tale about all that we could lose—are losing—by failing to live sustainably and about what we hope to leave behind for future generations. It is also a love letter to what it means to be human, how connected we are to a place and one another, and how we must fight to preserve these gifts. In this, Yu expresses his unique brand of cosmic humanism, that even in the face of dire circumstances, when we feel the most estranged from who and what we are, there is still hope.

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  • Total Pages – 51
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781094411187
  • ISBN-13 – 1094411183

Third Class Superhero

Download or Read eBook Third Class Superhero PDF written by Charles Yu and published by HMH. This book was released on 2006-09-05 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Third Class Superhero

Book Synopsis Third Class Superhero by : Charles Yu

“A compulsively readable collection” of short fiction from the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Publishers Weekly). With deadpan humor and originality, Charles Yu spins Kafkaesque tales of modern identity and insecurity in this whip-smart debut. In 401(k), a couple living in the Luxury Car Commercial subdivision are disappointed when their exotic vacation turns into a Life Insurance/Asset Management pitch. The author struggles to write the definitive biography of his mother in Autobiographical Raw Material Unsuitable for the Mining of Fiction. And would-be superhero Moisture Man must come to terms with the darkness in his heart. Throughout the collection, Yu’s characters run up against the limitations of their artificial story lines while tackling the terrifying aspects of existence: mothers, jobs, spouses, and perhaps most terrifying of all, the need to express feelings. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Third Class Superhero marked the debut of an author who has been a PEN award finalist, and whose novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe was named one of Time’s best books of the year. “The post-collegiate braininess of many of Yu’s stories is like the music of the Talking Heads, making the familiar seem off-kilter. . . . Takes a Kafkaesque turn in its comic examination of the essence of identity.” —Kirkus Reviews

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  • Publisher – HMH
  • Total Pages – 189
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780547545707
  • ISBN-13 – 0547545703